Our ambassadors have a passion for running and a passion for life. They inspire us every day; whether they are training on the trails, volunteering at a race, or standing on the podium. We are proud to support our ambassadors and the trail running community.
Darren Weldrick - Toronto, Canada
Darren is the Owner/Head Coach of THE RUNWAY. As one of the Toronto's most tenured running coaches, Darren has been coaching all levels of competitive running for almost 20 years – from weekend warriors to college athletes, ultramarathoners and everything in between.
With a long background in track and power-lifting, Darren has been running competitively for 35 years. Finishing top 10 in most of the Toronto area's top road races, as well as some trail races. Darren has since switch to the challenge of ultra relays, running The Speed Project twice -- leading a 6 person team to a 4th place finish (if you don’t know what the speed project is, check it out here. TL;DR: it’s a 341 MILES relay across Death Valley from LA to Vegas). Darren has also started The Run to Montreal – an annual ultra relay running from Nathan Phillips Square, TO to the top of Mount Royal, MTL. Additional accomplishments include pacing for the Wild Bruce Chase team (100KM of pacing in 3 days) and leading teams in the Peak2Brew ultra relay (from White Face mountain, through the Adirondacks to Utica).
Additionally, he is currently a rep for Orange Mud, in-store coach/consultant at Culture Athletics, The Trail Runners Store and the Head GTA Ambassador for Xact Nutrition. Working throughout the Running industry in Toronto, he’s been a sponsored athlete of Saucony, New Balance, Reebok and Puma (where he was also in charge of national athlete sponsorships).
For more information on the RUNWAY or any of his Ambassador programs, email email@example.com.
Daniel Burke - Niagara, Canada
Daniel is a young ultra-runner from Port Colborne, Ontario. Daniel is passionate about his running and has several podium finishes to prove this, including wins at That Dam Hill 12 hr & 24 hr races, Sulpher Springs 100km, The Ultimate Canuck 92.2 staged race, and Haliburton Forest 100 mile.
Daniel loves the adventure of traveling and exploring new places that running has brought him to. In a little over a year Daniel has completed five 100-mile distances. Daniel loves the pursuit of running without limits and is always looking for new ways to challenge himself. Running is his passion and he can’t wait to see where it will take him next.
Ryan Niclasen - Niagara, Canada
Ryan is a runner based in Niagara, Ontario, and has been known to be on the podium for many local road and trail races, including a 2nd place finish at the Haliburton Forest 50 mile race, 5th place at the Oil Creek 100 miler, and 1st at Hammer the Hammer.
Ryan loves training hard and pushing his limits on the trails.